I love being a Soldier. I love being a Soldier because my entire purpose in life is to defend this country and protect the Constitution – all of it! It's such a beautiful document and, when combined with the Declaration of Independence, are without a doubt the most important documents in the history of the world (after the scriptures, of course).
As an avid shooter (and a Texan), the Second Amendment holds a special place in my heart. Being the Army, it's sometimes hard to fathom as I'm sitting on the range qualifying on various weapons that I'm getting PAID to shoot guns! It doesn't get any better than that.
Unfortunately, the Second Amendment is under assault. For fear of pissing off the Air Force, I won't go into detail about the origins of this assault, but let's just agree that it's under assault (or disagree, I don't care). It's with that in mind that Ranger Up and I want to know YOUR opinions on the Second Amendment. Should it stay? Should it be repealed? Is it strong enough? Is it too weak? Is it really under attack or just a figment of my imagination? What would this nation be like without it?
It's along those lines that we want to hear from you. In 100 words or less (you won't be penalized for writing more, but I may get bored quicker) tell us your opinions about the Second Amendment. Send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25 August with "2nd Amendment Essay Contest" in the subject line. Why 25 August? On August 25, 1789, the Second Amendment resolution was sent to the Senate from the House. For the next two years, the amendment would be debated and changed made to make it what it is today. Now, 220 years later, it is under attack. What a great way to raise awareness of this important part of American life!
In addition, Ranger Up has created a Second Amendment t-shirt. Together, we will choose the best three essays and each writer will win one of the shirts for FREE!! If you don't have a Second Amendment t-shirt, you haven't experienced the high quality shirts they produce. They've quickly taken over my wardrobe, as those who were at the Milblog Conference can attest.
So, get writing and send in those essays. Only 25 days to go!! If you don't WANT to write an essay, but simply must get your hands on one of these t-shirts, click HERE and pre-purchase one today. Ranger Up was founded and is run by veterans!
This comes from CJ at A Soldier's Perspective, which, I am sure is one of your regular reading spots! It isn't? *Gasp* Go here to get the goods.